FINTON J. “MOE” MOHYDE

February 5, 2024

FINTON J. “MOE” MOHYDE

Finton J. Mohyde (Moe), age 93, of Stoneham and formerly of Woburn and Bridgeport, CT,  died on February 5, 2024.  He is survived by his daughters, Kelly Mohyde of Reading, Colleen Mohyde and her husband, John McDonough, of Winchester, and his grandson and namesake, Finn McDonough of Reading.  He was predeceased by his wives Marie Finnegan Mohyde, and Mary Lou Fitzgerald Mohyde, and companion of many years, Loretta McCarthy. He is also survived by his brother, Thomas Mohyde and Christine (Tina) Vezzani, of Stratford, Ct, and his sister, Jackelena (Jay) Beausoleil and Jim Beausoleil of Shelton, CT. He was predeceased by his sisters, Mary Lynch, Charlotte DiCamillo, Zita Carrano, and his brothers, Jack Mohyde, Leonard Mohyde, Charles Mohyde, and Gerard Mohyde. He is also survived by John and Leah McCarthy of Wakefield, and Mike McCarthy and Cathy Mustone of Gloucester. In addition, he leaves his very dear friends, Mary Lou and Bob Martin of Woburn, Charlie Natale of Woburn, and Jo Lazarro of Wakefield and Sr. Mary Lou Cassidy of Stoneham.  A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, February 10th, at NOON.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours on Saturday morning 9 – 11:45 a.m. PRIOR to the Mass in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA. Remembrances may be made to honor Finton to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brooklyn Ave., Boston, MA 02215.

Finton J. Mohyde (Moe), age 93, of Stoneham and formerly of Woburn and Bridgeport, CT,  died on February 5, 2024.  He is survived by his daughters, Kelly Mohyde of Reading, Colleen Mohyde and her husband, John McDonough, of Winchester, and his grandson and namesake, Finn McDonough of Reading.  He was predeceased by his wives Marie Finnegan Mohyde, and Mary Lou Fitzgerald Mohyde, and companion of many years, Loretta McCarthy. He is also survived by his brother, Thomas Mohyde and Christine (Tina) Vezzani, of Stratford, Ct, and his sister, Jackelena (Jay) Beausoleil and Jim Beausoleil of Shelton, CT. He was predeceased by his sisters, Mary Lynch, Charlotte DiCamillo, Zita Carrano, and his brothers, Jack Mohyde, Leonard Mohyde, Charles Mohyde, and Gerard Mohyde. He is also survived by John and Leah McCarthy of Wakefield, and Mike McCarthy and Cathy Mustone of Gloucester. In addition, he leaves his very dear friends, Mary Lou and Bob Martin of Woburn, Charlie Natale of Woburn, and Jo Lazarro of Wakefield and Sr. Mary Lou Cassidy of Stoneham.

Moe was born on August 20, 1930 in Bridgeport, CT.  He was the eighth of ten children born to John Mohyde and Mary Elena Mullins Mohyde.  After high school graduation he worked in restaurants in Florida and Cape Cod.  It was in Orleans on the Cape in the summer of 1953 that he met his future wife, Marie Finnegan and they married in 1954 and then settled in her hometown, Woburn.  In 1979, they moved to Stoneham where he lived until 2022 when he moved to Benchmark Senior Living in Woburn.  

Moe was an entrepreneur.  His first business, Mohyde Table & Chair, led to real estate ventures, and in 1964 he bought The Bentley Smoker, a tobacco shop on the corner of Mass Ave and Boylston Street in Boston which he owned for twenty-five years.  The whole family worked in the store and many friends of the family as well.  Moe was an avid golfer, beginning as a teenager right up to his late 80s.  When he bought a summer home in Rockport in the 1980s he became a member of the Eastern Point Golf Club and it was one of his favorite places to be.  After retirement he also spent many happy winter months in Florida.

A devout Catholic, Moe was an active member of many years, first at St. Charles Borromeo in Woburn, and then St. Patrick’s in Stoneham.  Moe was rich in family and friends.  He had the incredible luck of being born into a large, warm, and gregarious family of ten children who have been the closest of friends throughout their lives and given this gift of being part of this special family to their children.  His outgoing personality and love of a good time made him a magnet for many friends who became like family.  Please remember him when you are playing cards, golfing, spending time at the beach, or having a Scotch.  

Those were the days. 

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, February 10th, at NOON.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours on Saturday morning 9 – 11:45 a.m. PRIOR to the Mass in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA. Remembrances may be made to honor Finton to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brooklyn Ave., Boston, MA 02215.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, February 10th, at NOON.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours on Saturday morning 9 – 11:45 a.m. PRIOR to the Mass in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA. Remembrances may be made to honor Finton to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brooklyn Ave., Boston, MA 02215.

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  1. Paul & barbara mohyde depietro

    Dear Colleen and Kelly and mohyde family, very sorry to hear the passing of your Dad and my uncle. We did not see him often because of distance. But when we did get together he was the best. Such a sweet and gentle man. Always wanting to help others. Hugs to you both.

  2. Dr. Robert J. Ferullo

    Condolences to the Mohyde family on the passing of Moe. I first met him in the mid-1950’s when he was a student in a public speaking course in which I was the instructor. He brought much enthusiasm to the class each week! A multi-talented gentleman. Requiem in pace.

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